The purpose of the suspension of arms
sales was, in fact, to pressure the government to give in to the demands of the opposition, citing human rights concerns and demands for democratic rights.
Meanwhile, Human rights groups have called for an immediate suspension of arms
supplies to Bahrain, and an explanation why they were granted.
We are urging all governments to impose an immediate and comprehensive suspension of arms
to Israel, and to all Palestinian armed groups until there is no longer a substantial risk of serious human rights violations.
Human rights campaign group Amnesty International has backed calls for a suspension of arms
transports to both Israel and Hizbollah.
Under pressure of public opinion, the Government have at last announced the suspension of arms
sales to Indonesia.
The SNP, Scottish Greens, Lib Dems, Campaign Against Arms Trade, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have all called for a suspension of arms
sales to the Saudis.
The UN have already indicated there is a strong possibility that international law has been violated through the hostilities in Gaza and, until this has been established, the UK Government need to implement a complete suspension of arms
sales to Israel.